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The Bioshock movie just lost ANOTHER director

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It may be an underwater utopia, but it seems that Rapture is still firmly stuck in development hell at this point, as the progress on getting a Bioshock film made has stalled once again.

While Gore “Yaaar!” Verbinski was originally going to be directing a feature film based on the popular game back in 2010, he eventually ditched the project, leaving Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to take over and put his own spin on the ill-fated underwater habitat.

Except that now he’s also decided to abandon Rapture completely.

 Fresnadillo, who has directed films such as 28 Weeks Later and Intruder, described difficulties between the studio and Bioshock developer, Irrational Games, as a reason why he left.

“To be honest, by now, I’m completely out of that, and developing other stuff,” Fresnadillo told IndieWire. “Right now it’s on hold. The studio and the videogame company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating.”

For those of you unfamiliar with Bioshock, it told the story of an underwater paradise that was home to the best and the brightest minds in all manner of fields.

Everything went to hell a few years later though, as genetic tampering went unchecked and humans became twisted, looking for a strange substance known only as ADAM that could help them survive and grow, a fuel that was harvested by precocious toddlers, that were guarded by hulking abominations in diving suits that were known as “Big Daddy”.


Last Updated: March 26, 2012


  1. James Francis

    March 26, 2012 at 15:26

    I’m secretly happy.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 26, 2012 at 16:56

      As much as I was sure that the film would probably pale in comparison to the artistic genius of the game, I was still looking forward to it based on nothing more than how much I loved 28 Weeks Later. It got nowhere near the publicity of its Danny Boyle directed predecessor, but was in my opinion the superior film.


      • James Francis

        March 28, 2012 at 10:07

        Are we talking about the same film? Robert Carlyle and the opening scene were the only redeeming features from that wreck.


        • Kervyn Cloete

          March 28, 2012 at 12:27

          Well, to be fair, it was those exact 2 things (Robert Carlyle and the opening scene) that made me enjoy the film more 😉


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